The Senate Thursday rejected allegations of bribery levelled against its committee investigating the rot in the national pension scheme, and described it as an attempt to cover up the sad revelations made in the course of the hearings. The rejection also came on a day revelations emerged that it was the active connivance of some members of staff of First Bank of Nigeria Plc who facilitated the N110 million fraud perpetuated by some officials of the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC), according to a statement to the EFCC by First Bank's Business Development Manager, Ibrahim el-Rufai. Already, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has charged three of the suspects who shared the sum of N110 million meant for the payment of FCSC's retirees before an Abuja High Court. They are the Acting Director of Finance and Accounts, Hassan Mohammed Tukur, the Chief Accountant, Babatunde Bisuga and another member of staff in the Accounts Department, Mohammed Ndakupe.
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